Local Government Transparency Code 2014

The following information is information concerning employment that must be published in line with the revised code. All information is accurate at 31 December 2017.

Organisation Chart (top three levels of the organisation)

YPO Board of Directors.

YPO Senior Leadership Team

These are all permanent posts. Further information in relation to services and functions, budgets and detailed salary information has not been included as this is deemed to be commercially sensitive information.

 Role  Current Post Holder   Contact Number   Email Address 
 Head of Logistics   David Sergent
 01924 834917   [email protected] 
 Head of Procurement Services  Gillian Askew
 01924 834807  [email protected]
 Head of Trading  Richard Tinker   01924 834806  [email protected]
 Head of Sales and Customer Experience
 Martin Armytage   01924 885959  [email protected]
 Head of Marketing  Rachel Stothard   01924 836990  [email protected] 
 Head of Finance  Steven Hall  01924 821175  [email protected]
 Head of Business Change and IT  Gavin Rimmington  01924 836993

[email protected]

 Head of Human Resources  Jo Freeman  01924 834958  [email protected] 

Senior salaries - senior management pay data.

Additional Benefits

  • Pension

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) covers council employees and some councillors. The LGPS is a contributory scheme, this means that the employee contributes to the scheme from his or her own salary. Employees contribute between 5.5% - 12.5% of their salaries.

Employers' contributions to the LGPS vary depending upon how much is needed to ensure benefits under the scheme are properly funded, and are set independently. The rules governing the pension scheme are contained in regulations made by Parliament. 

Further information about the scheme can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

  • Expenses: what are senior officers entitled to?

The Board are expected to work such hours as are necessary to ensure the job gets done. This routinely involves evening and sometimes weekend work as well as a standard Monday to Friday business week. No extra payments are made for such extended hours. 

Senior officers, in line with all employees, are able to claim for a restricted amount of legitimate business expenses, including business travel in line with the YPO Travel and Subsistence Policy.

Pay Multiple – this is included in the Statement of Pay Policy 2019 which was approved at Management Committee on the 30 November 2018.

Trade Union Facility Time

The only Union recognised by YPO for collective consultation is UNISON. There are nine elected union representatives with the following hours allocated for union duties:

  • Branch chair: Seven hours per week.
  • Branch secretary: 18 hours per week.
  • Health and safety rep: Four days per year, plus two hours per month for meetings.
  • Four workplace and safety reps: Two hours per month for meetings.

Additional hours may be required for ad hoc meetings, support in conduct issues, etc. 1450 hours are currently allocated for a 12 month period which is the equivalent of 0.75 FTE. In the 12 months to the 17 September 2018, 2107 hours were spent on union duties, the equivalent  of 1.1 FTE. Currently the branch secretary is also the health and safety rep, which equates to 50% of available working time.

A basic estimate of spending on Unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union activities multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill) is £25,840 or 0.002% of the total pay bill.

If you have any enquiries as to the information on this page please contact Julie Wray, Executive Director on 01924 834897 or email [email protected]